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Stay Out of It – Inmates Have No Standing to Sue About Phone Bills

  • By: P.J. Van Ert
Stay Out of It – Inmates Have No Standing to Sue About Phone Bills

Many of our county clients maintain contracts with private service providers for a variety of municipal needs. In a recent case, several California counties were sued by a group of inmates, organized by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, claiming that fees for telecommunications service in jails were an unlawful tax, requiring voter approval under Proposition 26.  The fees for use...

Mandatory Face Covering Requirement

  • By: Sophia Meyer
Mandatory Face Covering Requirement

Pursuant to the California Department of Public Health updated guidance for the use of face coverings which was announced at approximately noon on June 18, 2020.

Please Note:  Executive Order N-60-20, issued on May 4, 2020, ordered that “All residents are directed to continue to obey State public health directives” (emphasis added).  This mandate is issued by the California Department of...

Staff Spotlight- Gretchen Dugan

  • By: Andrea Gibbens
Staff Spotlight- Gretchen Dugan

Mrs. Gretchen Dugan has worked with the law firm of Prentice|LONG PC for nearly fifteen months.  Her calm and friendly demeanor provide superior customer assistance when answering phone lines and working with clients.  She helps to manage the firm’s calendar and works as Lead File Clerk, in addition to her many duties as Legal Assistant to multiple attorneys.  “Gretchen has...